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Nyah Festival, Cavan

March 2nd – 18th, 2012

Preparations are well in place for the March NYAH County Cavan Traditional Festival 2012, which will see hundreds of musicians and artists descend on the Breffni territory throughout the month of March to take part in a packed programme of events across the county, ranging from major concerts to intimate pub sessions, with a host of extras including music and song workshops, the Jig of Life award, and book and CD launches.

The word NYAH refers to the very expression of the tradition; to the soul and feeling that makes it so unique, it’s about the lift the music can give to the hardest heart. The NYAH Arts Festival Programme 2012 is subsidised by the Arts Council Ireland, Cavan County Council Arts Office, Comhaltas, Farnham Arms Hotel, Donal Keogan Imperial Bar and Shannonside Northern Sound Radio. The Nyah gives grateful thanks for this support and acknowledges all those others who have provided generous backing over the nine years.

NYAH Festival will see events in Ballyjamesduff, Swanlinbar, Cavan Town, Cootehill, Arva and Kilnaleck and will host a gala concert on St Patricks Night called No Musical Demarcation, Music that bridges the Roman Catholic and Protestant cultures with Willie Drennan, Ulster Scots Musicians and Martin Donohoe, Master Irish Traditionalist sharing traditions in music and song, and featuring the best of the best as well on stage. And while the annual festival brings great artists from far an wide, it also remains a celebration of all things Cavan, celebrating the music, song, dance and culture of a county that has its very own musical style within the Ulster tradition.

Working behind the scenes in promoting the entire event are local enthusiasts of the tradition, drawn from groups such as Cavan Town Comhaltas, Cavan Tourism, and Cavan County Council Arts Office. So be sure to put a bit of NYAH into your life and visit some of the events planned for County Cavan Festival 2012 from March 2nd – 18th. And remember to keep a look out for all Nyah events, which continue on a year-round basis.

For further NYAH information and for further details about how you can help the NYAH Music for All Series with Sponsorship, Contact: Martin Donohoe, Festival Director, 75 College St, Cavan Tel: +353 86 2342270,  or find them on Facebook and The Arts Office, Farnham Centre Cavan on Tel: 049 4378548.

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